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1 Satan's bitch quits! on Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:01 am

House Speaker Paul Ryan has told confidants that he will announce soon that he won't run for re-election in November, according to sources with knowledge of the conversations.

Why it matters: House Republicans were already in a very tough spot for the midterms, with many endangered members and the good chance that Democrats could win the majority.

One of Washington’s best-wired Republicans said:

“This is a Titanic, tectonic shift. … This is going to make every Republican donor believe the House can’t be held.” The announcement will help Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his fundraising because “the Senate becomes the last bastion," the Republican said.

Background:


  • This decision has been long rumored but his final deliberations were held extremely closely.

  • Ryan, 48, was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, and has long harbored presidential ambitions. Friends say he could make another run in the future.

  • Friends say that after Ryan passed tax reform, his longtime dream, he was ready to step out of a job that has become endlessly frustrating, in part because of President Trump.

  • Friends say Ryan was contemplating a minority or slim majority and decided that there was no good time to leave — it was time for at least a stint in private life.


What comes next: The two most likely to replace him are Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, though Scalise has said he won’t run against McCarthy, who appears to have first bite at the Apple.


https://www.axios.com/paul-ryan-not-running-reelection-retirement-8b5c598b-bcdf-46ca-a7d9-7206c2f3fdb5.html

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2 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:35 am

He was just asked if he was quitting and he replied he's not quitting but that means he can step down at the end of his term. Now he can go back to worshiping his Saint Ayn Rand without having to denounce her because of her views on abortion that cause conservative republicans to feel like an aborted fetus got stuck in their throats. Twisted Evil

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3 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:53 pm

Deus X wrote:House Speaker Paul Ryan has told confidants that he will announce soon that he won't run for re-election in November, according to sources with knowledge of the conversations.

Why it matters: House Republicans were already in a very tough spot for the midterms, with many endangered members and the good chance that Democrats could win the majority.

One of Washington’s best-wired Republicans said:

“This is a Titanic, tectonic shift. … This is going to make every Republican donor believe the House can’t be held.” The announcement will help Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his fundraising because “the Senate becomes the last bastion," the Republican said.

Background:


  • This decision has been long rumored but his final deliberations were held extremely closely.

  • Ryan, 48, was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, and has long harbored presidential ambitions. Friends say he could make another run in the future.

  • Friends say that after Ryan passed tax reform, his longtime dream, he was ready to step out of a job that has become endlessly frustrating, in part because of President Trump.

  • Friends say Ryan was contemplating a minority or slim majority and decided that there was no good time to leave — it was time for at least a stint in private life.


What comes next: The two most likely to replace him are Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, though Scalise has said he won’t run against McCarthy, who appears to have first bite at the Apple.


https://www.axios.com/paul-ryan-not-running-reelection-retirement-8b5c598b-bcdf-46ca-a7d9-7206c2f3fdb5.html

I think Ryan sees the handwriting on the wall and he's afraid of losing the next election. As for McCarthy...loose lips sink ships. Remember this?:



And this?:



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4 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:08 pm

Working for Don Cornholeone was too much for even Ryan's withered husk of a soul.

Putting up with Trump and all the damage he's doing is a helluva price to pay, but he just may prove to be the germ in the system that finally kills off the whole damned Republican party. Hardly anyone's in it anymore except crazy cultists spouting conspiracy theories, and they're not likely to attract many reasonable people from here on out. Nobody wants to get in the car with some mad-eyed loonietoon screaming "CHEMTRAILS AND URANIUM ONE! AAAAGGGHHH!" while they shake a dead squirrel in their mouth. Even some of the Republicans I know locally are starting to back away from their party a bit, and this is Mississippi. You gotta heap up all sorts of crazy-nasty-dumb before a Miss'ippi right-winger'll admit it's too much fer 'em.

Ryan will not be missed nor mourned. He was too much an asshole for any sane person, and too wishy-washy for his own cult-slash-party.

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5 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:35 pm

But... but...
Who is going to kill Medicare, medicaid & Social Security now?



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6 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:40 am

Well, "heavens to Murgatroyd" .... this should not be a surprise to anybody. It's been well known for sometime Ryan was gonna take an off-ramp this year.

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8 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:18 pm

EmeraldGhost wrote:Well, "heavens to Murgatroyd" ....  this should not be a surprise to anybody.  It's been well known for sometime Ryan was gonna take an off-ramp this year.

"Well known" by whom? Can you show some articles or news stories to back that up?  I remember ONE speculative rumor that he would probably not seek reelection but that's about it--and that was months ago. What makes you believe it was "well known"?

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9 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:52 pm


That's OK...he'll be fine...he has a golden parachute:

Government-funded office, staff await Ryan after he leaves Congress

BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS

wdouglas@mcclatchydc.com

April 12, 2018 05:21 PM

Updated April 12, 2018 05:59 PM

WASHINGTON
Once he leaves office in January, House Speaker Paul Ryan is entitled to a government-funded office for up to five years and three staffers earning six figures salaries.

Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., wants to change that. He’s pushing legislation to eliminate the post-speaker’s office, a little-known Capitol Hill benefit.

His effort comes as Ryan, R-Wis., announced Wednesday that he won’t seek re-election to the House and will relinquish the speaker’s gavel in January 2019.

Jones insisted that his bill isn’t about Ryan, noting that he first introduced it a year ago. He said it’s about ending a pricey federal benefit for the House’s highest office holder who stands to make millions in the private sector after leaving Congress.

“Anybody who’s a former speaker, unless they get in trouble, like Dennis Hastert, they’re going to be making millions of dollars on the outside,” Jones said Thursday. “Why should the poor taxpayer, who is trying to make ends meet, why should any of their money go to pay for an office for a former speaker to hang out in with a staff? It just doesn’t make any sense.”

Ryan’s office did not respond to questions Thursday about whether he intends to set up a post-speaker office.

Under the House policy, established in 1970, former speakers receive allowances for office space, furnishings, franked mail and staff assistance for up to five years beginning the moment the speaker leaves office.

The ex-speakers can hire three full-time staffers who, in 2015, were entitled to make a maximum of $158,486, $133,108 and $116,104 each, according to a January 2017 Congressional Research Service report.

The office is “to be used solely for the administration and conclusion of matters relating to service as a Representative and Speaker of the House,” the CRS report states.

Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen, a government watchdog group, called the perk a windfall for a departed House speaker who hardly needs it.

“It is a waste of money…they don’t need this kind of taxpayer subsidy to close up shop,” Holman said. “They don’t need to get a million or $2 million in tax-payer assistance for the next five years after they leave. They’re going to do much better than most Americans do.”

A former speaker must relinquish their post-speaker office if they take a federally-appointed or elective position. They don’t have to shutter the office if they take a private sector position.

“That includes becoming a lobbyist,” Holman said. “That is a serious problem.”

The office bills for recent former House speakers have included $211,000 to help former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who maintained an ex-speaker’s office on Capitol Hill for a year after he left office in 2015.

Hastert, R-Ill., kept a post-speaker office in his home state for five years, from 2008 to 2012. The cost to taxpayers: $1.5 million.

In 2013, Hastert was accused in a civil lawsuit of using post-speaker office money for private business expenses. He denied the charge and the case was dismissed last year.

Hastert was indicted on separate federal charges in 2015 and pleaded guilty to a financial crime. In the case against him, federal prosecutors noted that Hastert had been regularly withdrawing large sums of cash for a payoff. He later admitted he had sexually abused young boys decades earlier when he was a high school coach in Yorkville, Ill. The money mentioned in the case had been used to cover up the past abuses.

Anna Douglas of the Charlotte Observer contributed.

William Douglas: 202-383-6026, @williamgdouglas

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article208745829.html#emlnl=Afternoon_Newsletter

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10 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 pm


Floridatexan wrote:That's OK...he'll be fine...he has a golden parachute:

I'll say!

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/04/poverty-scold-paul-ryan-retires-at-48-to-join-ranks-of-idle-rich

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11 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:16 pm

He quit because the Republican will be beat in that district. Lots of blue collar factory workers who used to work at a hummer plant. They feel like he has been looking for higher office and not serving the district. He also knows for all his bull chit over the years about being a fiscal hawk, the tax cuts are going to bust the budget and increase debt just like Reagan tripled the debt......he is trying to save face but the folks back home know he was done.

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12 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:35 am

Now Ryan can go back to his roots. His fellow republiguns envy him.


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13 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:48 am

Telstar wrote:Now Ryan can go back to his roots. His fellow republiguns envy him.



The number of prominent Republicans who are admirers or followers of Ayn Rand's obscene Objectivist philosophy is astonishing.  Here's a list:

Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Fed for almost 20 years. With his easy money and deregulatory policies, he became father of the 2008 financial crisis. He was an early acolyte of Ayn Rand and part of her inner circle in the '50s.

Donald Trump, who's stated that Howard Roark, the protagonist of Rand's novel The Fountainhead, is his role model. That's no wonder since the character rapes a woman in the novel. http://www.aynrandisdead.org/the-fountainhead/the-rape-scene-in-the-fountainhead/

But wait, there's more!

Rex Tillerson

Mike Pompeo

Rand Paul

Ron Paul

Paul Ryan

Ted Cruz

Clarence Thomas

Gary “Aleppo” Johnson

Mark Sanford

Ron Johnson (senior Senator from Wisconsin)

Andy Puzder


All of these guys have stated that they were influenced by Ayn Rand. Some of them are actually proud of it!

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14 Re: Satan's bitch quits! on Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:55 pm

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